Airbus to build Türksat 5A and 5B satellitesFirst Türksat contract for Airbus, First all-electric satellites for TürksatAnkara / Toulouse, 09/11/2017 - A contract for two new generation communications satellites was signed today by Türksat with Airbus Defence and Space.The satellites, Türksat 5A and Türksat 5B, are based on the latest Electric Orbit Raising (EOR) version of Airbus’ highly reliable Eurostar E3000 platform, which uses electric propulsion for in-orbit raising and station-keeping.“We are very pleased to welcome Türksat as a new Eurostar customer for the most powerful satellites of their fleet. We were the first to demonstrate full electric propulsion technology for satellites of this size and capacity, and this will enable the Türksat spacecraft to be launched in the most cost-efficient manner,” said Nicolas Chamussy, Head of Space Systems at Airbus.Türksat 5A is a broadcast satellite which will operate in Ku-band at the 31⁰ East longitude slot in geostationary orbit, covering Turkey, the Middle East, Europe, North Africa and South Africa. The spacecraft will have a launch mass of 3,500 kg and electrical power of 12 kW. It is planned for in-orbit delivery in 2020.Türksat 5B is a broadband satellite which will operate in Ku- and Ka-bands at the 42⁰ East longitude slot in geostationary orbit. Its HTS (High Throughput Satellite) payload will provide more than 50 Gbps of capacity over a wide coverage including Turkey, the Middle East and large regions of Africa. The spacecraft will have a launch mass of 4,500 kg and electrical power of 15 kW. It is planned for in-orbit delivery in 2021.The satellites will be built by Airbus in its UK and French facilities, with valuable Turkish contribution. Both satellites are planned for a service lifetime largely in excess of 15 years.Türksat 5A and Türksat 5B are the 57th and 58th Eurostar E3000 satellites ordered, and the 7th and 8th in the Eurostar E3000e version, which recently completed the fastest electric orbit raising ever from transfer to geostationary orbit.
As part of @AirbusSpace 2-satellite in-orbit delivery contract, Airbus gave customer @turksat launch options. @SpaceX was chosen for both Turksat 5A in 2020 & 5B in 2021.
Minister Karaismailoğlu added that the country will launch another satellite, Türksat 5B, in the second quarter of 2021.
As for the satellites to be launched into space, Minister Karaismailoğlu said, “We will launch the TURKSAT 5A satellite into space at the beginning of December. As of next June, we will launch 5B into space. "The work of our completely domestic and national TÜRKSAT 6A satellite continues."
For the 5A satellite and the 5B satellite, the company will be paid approximately $ 120 million launch fee.
We started satellite level tests at Türksat 5B. The work continues in accordance with the satellite's launch schedule in the second quarter of 2021. With the integration of band services, Türksat will be able to provide Global Ka-Band service. "
Following the Turksat 5A satellite, the country will also launch another communication satellite, the Turksat 5B, in June, the minister added.
Turkey will launch its Turksat 5B communications satellite into orbit in the fourth quarter of this year, the country's transport and infrastructure minister said on Wednesday."One of the prominent features of Turksat 5B, which will be launched into an orbital slot at 42 degrees East, is to increase Turkey's Ka-band data communication capacity by 15-fold," Adil Karaismailoglu told a news conference in the capital Ankara.Turkey is rapidly moving towards becoming an international player in the field of satellite and space research, Karaismailoglu said."Whoever has a footprint in space also has power in the world," he underlined.
https://www.haber1.com/ekonomi/12-ulastirma-ve-haberlesme-surasi/Several Turkish news stories giving an end of 2021 launch period, if Google Translate is to be believed.
Speaking at the opening of the Council, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoğlu said, "Now, Türksat 5B and We have 6A satellites. The design and production stages of Türksat 5B were successfully completed. The installation of Türksat 6A, our National Communication Satellite, integration and tests continue at the Space Systems Integration and Test Center in Ankara. We plan to complete the production and testing process of the satellite by the end of 2022 and launch it in the first quarter of 2023. When we realize this, we will be among the 10 countries that can produce communication satellites,"
Other upcoming launches include a Falcon 9 with the Turksat 5B communication satellite in late 2021.
SpX-23 LC-39A August 29 UTCInspiration4 LC-39A September 16Crew-3 LC-39A October 30CSG-2 SLC-40? November 18IXPE LC-39A December 9SpX-24 LC-39A December 21Turksat 5B late 2021We're approaching the end of October, with no announcement of the next Florida Starlink launch. There is also a lack of launches assigned to SLC-40.My hypothesis: The next Starlink launch will be NET November, or even later. The first SLC-40 launch in several months will be the CSG-2 launch.
Was LC-40 being renovated?
A Falcon 9 will launch the Turksat 5B communication satellite from pad 40 in December.
The launch window stretches to 2:30am EST. Then, a Falcon 9 will launch the Turksat 5B communication satellite from pad 40 in mid December, likely at night EST.
Türksat 5BYolculuk Başlıyor [The Journey Begins]
2021 Launched:Date - Satellite(s) - Rocket - Launch Site - Time (UTC)December 19 Q2 June Q4 end of year Dec mid Dec - Türksat 5B - Falcon 9-133 TBD 132? (1067.3 1052.3? S) - Canaveral SLC-40 / Kennedy LC-39A - 03:58:39 likely night EST 03:58 to 05:28December 21 Oct 2 Nov Nov 10 Dec Dec 2 4 late - Dragon SpX-24 - Falcon 9-134 131? 132? TBD 133? (1069.1 1062.4? S) - Kennedy LC-39A - 10:06:08 ~09:00(ISS flights: 22-26 minutes earlier/day)2022 Scheduled:Date - Satellite(s) - Rocket - Launch Site - Time (UTC)NET early January NET July 2021 NET Sept 2021 Aug? 2021 NET Sept? 2021 NET Oct 2021 TBD 2021 NET late Dec 2021 - Starlink group? 4-? (x53? x60) (flight 34? TBD) [v1.5 L5? v1.0 L31 L-TBD] - Falcon 9-135? TBD (S) - Kennedy LC-39A / Canaveral SLC-40(mid-inclination Starlink: launch 20-22 minutes earlier/day)January 10 Dec 2021 Dec 4, 2021 NET Dec 20, 2021 NET Jan 2022 NET Jan 10 - Transporter-3: Alba Cluster 3 and 4 [Carnegie Mellon sat, DelfiPQ, EASAT-2 , Grizu-263a, Hades, MDQubesat-1, PION-BR1, Sattla-2, TRSI-2, Unicorn 1, Unicorn 2A, Unicorn 2D, Unicorn 2E], Capella-7, Capella-8, Fossa PocketPOD deployers (x2) [CShark Pilot-1, WISeSAT-1 & 2, 3 sats, (total 8 sats)], Hypernova, HYPSO-1, ICEYE US (x1), ION-SCV [Guardian, LabSat, STORK-1, STORK-2, SW1FT], Mars Outpost Tech Demo hosted payload, Sherpa LTC-1 [KSF 2A (PPM 1A), KSF 2B (PPM 1B), KSF 2C (PPM 1C), KSF 2D (PPM 1D), LLITED (x2), Lynk 05 (Tower 1), MA61C (SPin1), ORESat0, VZLUSAT-2, GT-1, Hawk 5A, 5B, 5C , (total 10 sats)], Sich 2-30, Spire (x?), SuperDoves (x44), TechEdSat-15, UMBRA-02, URESAT-1, Adler-1, GHOSt-1 & 2, Sherpa FX3 [Hawk 4A, 4B, 4C, ELaNa 40: WVSAT (x2 cubesats + x2 thinsats), TagSat-3 hosted payload], TRSI-1, Unicorn 2 - Falcon 9-136? (1049.11? expended?) - Canaveral SLC-40 / Kennedy LC-39A - 10:00(Sun-synchronous orbit satellites: launch at approximately the same time of day year-round)January 21 Q4 2020 Mar 2021 or Spring 2021 Aug 2021 early Sept 2021 NET Nov 2021? NET mid Nov 2021? NET mid Nov 2021 TBD ~Nov 22, 2021 Jan 2022 - USSF-8 (GSSAP 5 and 6) - Atlas V 511 (AV-084) - Canaveral SLC-41January TBD 2022 (NET) Nov 18, 2021 Dec 2021 Dec 14, 2021 Dec 2021? early 2022 - CSG-2 - Falcon 9-TBD 128? TBD 130? 131? (L?) Vega-C - Canaveral SLC-40 / Kennedy LC-39A Kourou - ~23:11 23:11:12(Sun-synchronous orbit satellites: launch at approximately the same time of day year-round)NET mid January NET Aug 2021 NET Oct 2021 TBD - Starlink group? 4-? (x53? x60) (flight 36? TBD) [v1.5 L7? v1.0 L32 L-TBD] - Falcon 9 (S) - Kennedy LC-39A / Canaveral SLC-40(mid-inclination Starlink: launch 20-22 minutes earlier/day)January NET Dec 1 2021/NLT July 2022 NET Dec 2021 NET Jan 2022 - VCLS Demo 2A: BAMA-1, CURIE A, CURIE B, INCA, QubeSat, R5-S1 (ELaNa 41) - Rocket 3.x (Astra) [LV0008] - Canaveral SLC-46 Kodiak LP-3B / KwajaleinChanges on October 6th, 2020Changes on October 20th, 2020Changes on November 7th, 2020Changes in November 2020Changes on November 16th, 2020Changes on December 11th, 2020Changes in JanuaryChanges on February 15thChanges on March 16thChanges on April 7thChanges on April 12thChanges on May 1stChanges on May 22ndChanges on May 27thChanges on May 28thChanges on June 5thChanges on June 11thChanges on June 14thChanges on June 24thChanges on June 30thChanges on July 13thChanges on August 5thChanges on August 10thChanges on August 11thChanges on August 12thChanges on August 13thChanges on August 18thChanges on August 24thChanges on August 31stChanges on September 7thChanges on September 8thChanges on September 10thChanges on September 23rdChanges on September 30thChanges on October 6thChanges on October 10thChanges on October 14thChanges on October 15thChanges on October 16thChanges on October 22ndChanges on October 30thChanges on November 1stChanges on November 4thChanges on November 5thChanges on November 9thChanges on November 12thChanges on November 13thChanges on November 17thChanges on November 19thChanges on November 22ndChanges on November 26thChanges on November 28thChanges on December 1stChanges on December 3rdChanges on December 6thChanges on December 7thChanges on December 9thChanges on December 11thChanges on December 14thChanges on December 15thChanges on December 17thChanges on December 19thChanges on December 21stzubenelgenubi
Will 1049.11 be assigned to this launch?Is that first stage back in Florida?Or will 1049.11 be held until an expendable mission in early 2022?One possible option: Transporter-3Another known option: B1049's final and expendable launch will serve the second O3b satellite triplet, bound for MEO (Medium Earth Orbit), later in 2022. That launch is already known to be expendable.Whenever 1049 is next used, it will be Static Fired.First stages below S/N 1050 perform one before every use, and it is the only operational pre-1050 left.Edited
Is this B1067? https://twitter.com/kyle_m_photo/status/1468609791698296838?s=21
Quote from: Galactic Penguin SST on 12/08/2021 03:14 pmIs this B1067? https://twitter.com/kyle_m_photo/status/1468609791698296838?s=21Call me bluff, but the soot pattern looks very close to the STP2 falcon heavy side core soot….
More likely for CRS-24, as it´s heading towards LC-39A around press site at KSC. There is only one way to launchpad and as far as we know, refurbishment facility is on Roberts road and at LZ-1, this booster wasn´t for sure stored in bussy 39A HIF. Turksat will launch at SLC-40.
Will there be a Static Fire before the Turksat 5B launch?If it is 1052.3, SpaceX may perform one to ensure the modifications made to convert it to a "single stick" are good. We'll see.
Quote from: zubenelgenubi on 12/14/2021 06:54 pmWill there be a Static Fire before the Turksat 5B launch?If it is 1052.3, SpaceX may perform one to ensure the modifications made to convert it to a "single stick" are good. We'll see.Above all else, B1052 has also been sitting mothballed in storage for more than two years, so I think a static fire is practically guaranteed for whatever mission it flies on next.
160358Z DEC 21NAVAREA IV 1125/21(11,26).WESTERN NORTH ATLANTIC. FLORIDA. 1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, ROCKET LAUNCHING 190358Z TO 190615Z DEC, ALTERNATE 0358Z TO 0615Z DAILY 20 THRU 23 DEC IN AREAS BOUND BY: A. 28-36-06N 080-35-16W, 28-38-00N 080-20-00W, 28-36-00N 080-02-00W, 28-32-00N 080-01-00W, 28-31-00N 080-16-00W, 28-31-51N 080-33-41W. B. 28-03-00N 075-14-00W, 28-35-00N 075-13-00W, 28-42-00N 072-17-00W, 28-27-00N 071-33-00W, 27-45-00N 071-32-00W, 27-28-00N 072-12-00W.2. CANCEL THIS MSG 230715Z DEC 21.
"Space Debris" notice for the second stage reentry has not yet arrived.
Quote from: Ken the Bin on 12/16/2021 03:36 am"Space Debris" notice for the second stage reentry has not yet arrived.The second stage for the Türksat 5A mission was not deorbited. I don't think they will for this mission either.
Quote from: Josh_from_Canada on 12/16/2021 03:45 amQuote from: Ken the Bin on 12/16/2021 03:36 am"Space Debris" notice for the second stage reentry has not yet arrived.The second stage for the Türksat 5A mission was not deorbited. I don't think they will for this mission either.No de-orbit burns have been done for SpaceX GTO missions, AFAIK.
The upper stages for GTO missions decay from orbit anyway due to the low perigee.
Bob departed Port Canaveral this morning to support the TurkSat-5B mission.http://nasaspaceflight.com/fleetcam
If Starlink 4-4 and this launch both go as planned, is that a record for time between SpaceX launches?
SFN, SpaceX to set new company records with back-to-back weekend launches [dated Dec 17]Quote[Turksat 5B] mission is expected to fly with another reused first stage, tail number B1067, making its third launch for SpaceX.
[Turksat 5B] mission is expected to fly with another reused first stage, tail number B1067, making its third launch for SpaceX.
Turkish president Erdoğan gifts Elon Musk an NFT ahead of SpaceX's launch of Turksat 5B, Turkey's latest communications + military satellite
QuoteTurkish president Erdoğan gifts Elon Musk an NFT ahead of SpaceX's launch of Turksat 5B, Turkey's latest communications + military satellite.
Turkish president Erdoğan gifts Elon Musk an NFT ahead of SpaceX's launch of Turksat 5B, Turkey's latest communications + military satellite.
Quote from: su27k on 12/18/2021 08:50 amQuoteTurkish president Erdoğan gifts Elon Musk an NFT ahead of SpaceX's launch of Turksat 5B, Turkey's latest communications + military satellite.What is an NFT?
SpaceX is targeting Saturday, December 18 for launch of the Turksat 5B mission to geostationary transfer orbit from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. The 90-minute launch window opens at 10:58 p.m. EST, or 3:58 UTC on December 19, and a backup opportunity is available on Sunday, December 19 with the same 90-minute window.The Falcon 9 first stage booster supporting this mission previously supported launch of CRS-22 and Crew-3. Following stage separation, the first stage will land on the A Shortfall of Gravitas droneship, which will be stationed in the Atlantic Ocean. The fairing halves supporting this mission previously supported the GPS III Space Vehicle 05 mission.https://www.spacex.com/launches/index.html
Hard to believe it's December with the summer temperatures at the pad today. Things will heat up even more when Falcon 9 launches the #Turksat5B mission later tonight. Window opens at 03:58 UTC📷 Me for @NASASpaceflight
Tonight, SpaceX will launch the #Turksat5B communication satellite atop a Falcon 9 in a 90-minute window which opens at 10:58pm EST (0358 UTC). Mission overview by Thomas Burghardt (@TGMetsFan98): https://nasaspaceflight.com/2021/12/turksat-5b-falcon-9/
Reused fairing, reused booster. It’s all in a day’s work for Falcon 9. This fairing once encapsulated the GPSIII SV05 satellite, and booster B1067 supported two Dragon missions - CRS-22 and Crew-3.
Has anyone stated anticipated launch window open time to the second, assuming launch at window open? I haven't seen it yet.Will it be 03:58:00 UTC?
CelesTrak has a TLE for 1 object from the launch (2021-126) of TURKSAT 5B atop a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral on Dec 19 at 0358 UTC
Two Falcon 9 launches completed in ~15 hours
At 10:58 PM ET last night, Türksat 5B lifts off into the night sky.📷: Me for @SuperclusterHQ @elonmusk
Last night SpaceX launched Türksat 5B. Check out these remote camera shots from Space Explored photographers @baserunner0723 and @derekiswise.
Watching the landing on the broadcast, I noticed the displayed stage 1 velocity was still 263 kph when the altitude reach 0.0 km, and was still 183 kph when the altitude flipped from 0.0 km to -0.0 km, which presumable meant effectively 0 m. Since the video had cut out (as usual) I found this telemetry disconcerting. Fortunately, a few seconds later we got confirmation of a safe landing so clearly the broadcast telemetry was inaccurate (maybe just out of synch). I haven't watched every landing, but it always seemed like the displayed telemetry converged nicely to 0 velocity and altitude at the same time in the past. Was this landing unique or have we seen misleading telemetry in the broadcast previously? Any idea why the two data streams would be so far out of synch?
https://twitter.com/TSKelso/status/1472737958050484227QuoteCelesTrak has a TLE for 1 object from the launch (2021-126) of TURKSAT 5B atop a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral on Dec 19 at 0358 UTC198 x 68,931km, 27.12 degrees
Quote from: gongora on 12/20/2021 12:27 amhttps://twitter.com/TSKelso/status/1472737958050484227QuoteCelesTrak has a TLE for 1 object from the launch (2021-126) of TURKSAT 5B atop a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral on Dec 19 at 0358 UTC198 x 68,931km, 27.12 degreesWith the listed orbital parameters, the delta-v to get to GEO is around 1,611 m/s.https://gtocalc.github.io/
Super-sync transfer.First maneuver:Perigee changed to 35786kmInclination changed to 1.4563 degreesCurrent Orbit: 35786.0000 km x 68931.0000 km x 1.4563 degrees;Apogee Speed: 1949.2716 m/s; Perigee Speed: 3481.8429 m/s; delta v to this orbit: 1187.6282Second maneuver:Apogee changed to 35786kmInclination changed to 0 degreesCurrent Orbit: 35786.0000 km x 35786.0000 km x 0.0000 degrees;Apogee Speed: 3074.9218 m/s; Perigee Speed: 3074.9218 m/s; delta v to this orbit: 1602.9613Total delta v to GEO: 1602.9613 m/s
Two recovered Falcon 9 fairings from the Turksat 5B mission!Bob has brought them back to Port Canaveral.http://nasaspaceflight.com/fleetcam
ASOG droneship and the Turksat booster are due to arrive at Port Canaveral on Thursday.Believe the weather offshore to be poor. Should arrive sometime during the day, possibly early afternoon.
I get a slightly lower delta v to GEO: 1603 m/s
Heading out to sea and spotting #ASOG in the distance. More photos to follow.
B1067People for scale
A wider view of B1067 being processed after the Turksat-5B mission. Watch the dance of cranes and lifts on the @NASASpaceflight Fleetcam.http://NASASpaceflight.com/fleetcam
Booster 1067 that last flew #Turksat5B has the lifting cap installed. First leg is currently being retracted. #SpaceX
The last landing leg is up on B1067-3.📷: Me for @SuperclusterHQ